Episode 8: The Dark Tower and Retro Review – High Noon (1952)

Episode 8 of The Film Buds Podcast will record Wednesday morning! We will be reviewing the troubled new Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Tower, then complement that with a “retro review” of the iconic western, High Noon (1952). We will also be discussing which movie genres we would like to see revived and/or die off, as well as a little bit of news, our Picks of the Week, an update on premium Film Buds content, and more! Guest host Jacob Bowers will also be joining us! Let’s talk movies!

The Dark Tower

Based off the acclaimed book series by Stephen King, The Dark Tower follows lone gunslinger Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), who is engaged in a endless conflict with a mysterious figure known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey). The film blends elements of the Old West, science-fiction, fantasy, and action. It should make for an interesting discussion considering its very troubled production and divisive reviews.


High Noon

Considered to be one of the best westerns of all time, High Noon follows Marshal William Kane (Gary Cooper) as he prepares to face-off with his longtime enemy, Frank Miller. The marshal soon finds himself in trouble as the local townspeople refuse to help him, and he must resort to more unfavorable options. Grace Kelly (Rear Window) also stars.


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